Samsung presents a smart SSD that is able to store 12TB in a 4GB space. If a system is able to compress the information as it is saved, space will seem to be multiplying in a transparent way for the user. That’s what Samsung has achieved with its new “smart” SSD.
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Samsung has partnered with Xilinx, a company owned by AMD, to create the SmartSSD CSD (Computational Storage Drive) technology, designed to be applied to storage disks in the near future. To make it effective, they have put a processor inside the SSD, responsible for optimizing the space that is being occupied.
That’s right, an SSD with its own processor, capable of performing two tasks:
- Optimizing the use of the computer where the disk is installed since it will assume certain tasks to leave more “free time” to the main processor.
- Compressing and decompressing data as they are stored, so the information occupies much less space.
The first thing we can think of is that if the information is being compressed as it is being saved, the process will be much slower. This would be the case if there were no changes in its design since the connection, in this case, should be special to be able to reach 3,500 MB/s reading speed and up to 3,200 MB/s writing speed.
Samsung presents a smart SSD that is able to store 12TB in a 4GB space. The first step is to offer the product to companies, and then to reach the consumer market, although for the moment they have not disclosed dates or prices.